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NCT ID: NCT06372704 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Is the HIFEM Procedure an Effective Treatment for Men With Post-prostatectomy Incontinence?

Start date: February 1, 2024
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy surgery is a common condition that negatively affects daily life. Patients often experience discomfort due to urine leakage and the resulting need to use pads daily. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology used therapeutically in patients with urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy.

NCT ID: NCT06299046 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Bleeding After Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: a Respective Study

Start date: December 1, 2022
Study type: Observational

Nowadays robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has become the standard surgical treatment for localised prostate cancer. The robotic approach has been proven superior to open retropubic prostatectomy (ORP) in terms of surgical-related morbidity: RARP has in fact been associated with significantly lower estimated blood loos (EBL), lower transfusion rate, less length of stay, shorter catheterization time, lower risk of Clavien-Dindo grade II and III complications, lower risk of vesicourethral anastomotic stricture and less post-operative pain. The optimal anatomical visualisation and the extraordinary maneuverability, along with the tamponade effect of the pneumoperitoneum, are surely to be deemed responsible of this statistically significant differences. However, to this day no study has ever investigated the prognostic significance of haematological parameters in terms of predicting perioperative bleeding risk in patients undergoing RARP. Therefore, the investigators conducted a retrospective non-interventional cohort study to gather evidence concerning the impact of anemia and thrombocytopenia on bleeding risk following this surgical procedure. Furthermore, the investigators evaluated associations between demographical, pathological and surgical factors and hemorrhagic complications. The investigators retrospectively evaluated all the patients that underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in our Urology Unit from the 1st of January 2017 to the 31th of December 2020. The investigators collected demographic, clinical and pathological data from the medical records of these patients, with particular attention to other known risk-factors for RARP-associated bleeding (e.g.: volume of the prostate, body mass index, smoking status, nerve sparing technique). Complications were analyzed according to the Clavien- Dindo classification. Bleeding was assessed by considering both the hemoglobin (Hb) drop after surgery and the fluid intraoperatively collected in the suction canister, with all the due adjustments. Moreover, post-operative haemorrhagic complications were evaluated. The investigators included patients not younger than 18 years old, of which records of a pre-operative full blood count in the 30 days prior to the surgery along with a full blood count the day after were available. Criteria for exclusion were a history of congenital coagulopathies and/or congenital thrombocytopenia and patients that underwent salvage radical prostatectomy after radiation therapy. Statistics: EBL and operative time learning curve is studied. Clinical, pathological, intraoperative risk factors analysis for higher EBL is performed by linear regression modelling. Factors are evaluated independently and jointly. Association between each factor above and post-operative outcomes (i.e. post-op bleeding, need of transfusion and hematuria) is also assessed.

NCT ID: NCT06244680 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Super-fast 3T Prostate MRI Using High Gradient Strength and Deep Learning

Start date: November 1, 2023
Study type: Observational

Recent developments in MRI techniques allow ultra-high gradient strength diffusion imaging and deep learning (DL) reconstruction in clinical routine. However, its usability in biparametric MRI (bpMRI) of the prostate has not been well studied. The aim is to establish a super-fast 3-minutes bpMRI protocol at 3 Tesla using high gradient strength and DL reconstruction and compare it against a full, multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) protocol.

NCT ID: NCT06217770 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Retrospective Study to Assess Real-Life Use of The Long Acting GnRH Agonist as Prostate Cancer Treatment

Start date: April 1, 2023
Study type: Observational

It is a retrospective review of the electronic medical record of patients on long-acting triptorelin in Hong Kong.

NCT ID: NCT06214000 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Primary Care-Based Follow-up of Cancer Survivors of the Prostate and Kidney

Start date: December 20, 2021
Study type: Observational

In France, the second cancer plan of 2009-2013 aimed to strengthen the role of MT by putting it back at the center of patient monitoring, in particular by asking "regional health agencies to encourage and support local experiments" which aim for better coordination between the city and the hospital. The third cancer plan for 2014-2019 insists on this measure because it had proven to be unproductive, and recommends, in addition to the creation of a nurse dedicated to the coordination of care between community medicine and the hospital, the creation of a direct telephone line to reach the hospital medical team. This measure is mainly aimed at the follow-up of certain cancers that do not require the technical support of the hospital, as is the case in the post-operative follow-up of RCC and CaP, where the additional examinations carried out during follow-up are carried out in the city. The research hypothesis is that this new method of monitoring had a positive impact on care in terms of quality, accessibility, organization and costs.

NCT ID: NCT06206993 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Effects of Kieser Resistance Training Plus Kieser Pelvic Floor Training vs. Kieser Resistance Training Plus Traditional Pelvic Floor Exercise on Urinary Incontinence in Prostate Cancer Patients After Radical Prostatectomy

Start date: September 1, 2019
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Surgical removal of the prostate (radical prostatectomy) is the most common therapy in prostate cancer patients. However, urinary incontinence often occurs as a side effect. Although this can recede after a few weeks or months, 12 months after prostatectomy 17 - 34 % of the patients are still incontinent. An effective measure to reduce incontinence is pelvic floor muscle or sphincter training. Various methods exist for this, from pelvic floor gymnastics to training with biofeedback devices and electrical stimulation methods. Kieser Training, a Germany-wide provider of health-oriented resistance training, has a training device for pelvic floor muscle training. It is a biofeedback device that can be used in public training rooms and does not have to be inserted or glued intimately as with comparable methods. The standardized training program and concept, which allows non-invasive training in public space, has not been evaluated yet. The aim of the RECON study is to investigate whether Kieser resistance training with integrated Kieser pelvic floor muscle training is as effective as (non-inferior to) Kieser resistance training plus conventional pelvic floor muscle exercise to reduce urinary incontinence in prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy. The primary endpoint is the proportion of patients with urinary incontinence at the end of a 12-week training phase (using the 24h pad test). The secondary endpoints are changes in urinary leakage, other incontinence symptoms, incontinence-related quality of life, body composition and changes in strength and overall quality of life. The design is a two-arm randomized controlled trial with 180 prostate cancer patients. After the initial examination patients will be randomized to one of two groups. Patients in both groups will train for about 60 minutes twice a week for twelve weeks and additionally perform daily tension exercises at home. Patients in group A will perform the resistance training unit with the pelvic floor biofeedback device A5 from the Kieser Training AG and patients of group B will perform the resistance training unit without the pelvic floor biofeedback device A5 and undergo conventional pelvic floor muscle training with a physiotherapist once a week before the resistance training unit starts. The Recon study will be conducted at the Kieser Training Studio in Offenbach, as a cooperation project of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg University Hospital and the Kieser Training AG with the Kieser Training franchisee (studio owner) as PhD student at the NCT. The Kieser Training AG is not a sponsor and the study is neither financed nor sponsored.

NCT ID: NCT06179706 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

11C-choline PET/CT Based Helical Tomotherapy as Innovative Treratment Approach for Bone Metastases in Prostate Cancer Patients.

Start date: October 27, 2015
Study type: Observational

The number of metastases may reflect the biological aggressiveness of the tumor and may determine the possibility of performing potential curative interventions such as surgery or high-dose targeted radiotherapy (RT). Until a few years ago, the treatment of choice for metastatic prostate cancer was androgen deprivation (TDA). This treatment was carried out as palliative care in order to postpone the progression of the disease or reduce symptoms. Patients with prostate cancer with a limited number of metastases, similarly to patients suffering from other solid tumors, can be considered as patients with disease that has limited capacity to cause further secondary effects. In this scenario, the primary treatment in patients with carcinoma localized prostate, is characterized by radical prostatectomy, followed by measurement of prostate specific antigen (PSA) during follow-up. After primary prostatectomy, PSA values > 0.2 ng/mL are indicative of disease recurrence, but it is not possible to determine whether the recurrence is local or distant. Furthermore, imaging modalities, such as bone scanning and computed tomography (CT), do not have sufficient sensitivity to detect the presence of metastatic disease in patients with low PSA levels. Positron emission tomography/CT with 11C-choline is able to detect local or distant metastases with a sensitivity and specificity greater than 85% in patients with biochemical disease recurrence. 11C-Choline PET/CT can be a valid tool both for diagnosis and for guiding radiotherapy treatments in these patients for whom it is not possible to obtain a definitive diagnosis with conventional diagnostic procedures. There are currently few studies that have described the use of 11C-choline PET/CT to guide treatment for bone metastases; the limitations of these studies concern the small number of patients and the short follow-up. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to evaluate the efficacy of 11C-choline PET/CT as a guide to the treatment of helical tomotherapy for an innovative therapeutic approach in bone metastases in a population of patients affected by prostate cancer with a limited number of metastasis.

NCT ID: NCT06170164 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Radiation Treatment of Lymph Node Recurrence From Prostate Cancer : is 11C-choline PET/CT Predictive of Survival Outcomes?

Start date: October 8, 2015
Study type: Observational

The role of PET/CT with Choline in the restaging of prostatic disease is now universally recognized, and its use has become routine in numerous centers in Italy and abroad. The indication for the test is provided exclusively by an increase in PSA. It was interesting to understand whether these prognostic factors have an influence on the probability of detecting disease by PET with Choline to identify patients who have a greater probability of benefiting from the use of this method with the possibility of identifying the disease in earlier stages.

NCT ID: NCT06168890 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Predictive Role of [11C] Choline PET/CT on Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients With Biochemical Failure.

Start date: February 4, 2014
Study type: Observational

Several studies have shown that the PET/CT study with Choline is of great use in the restaging of patients with prostate cancer who present a recurrence of biochemical disease following primary treatment. Despite the large amount of literature in which the diagnostic accuracy of the method is highlighted in the identification of the recurrence of prostatic disease both in the case of local recurrence, lymph node recurrence and metastatic disease, there are to date no studies that evaluate whether PET /CT with choline may predict survival in patients radically treated for prostate cancer. The aim of the study is to evaluate the predictive role of choline PET/CT on the survival of patients with biochemical recovery of the disease during hormonal therapy. This retrospective study will include adult patients affected by prostate cancer with biochemical recurrence of the disease following radical prostatectomy treatment and undergoing hormonal therapy who underwent, between 2004 and 2007, a PET/CT study with choline for the restaging of their disease. The expected result is to establish how PET/CT with Choline can predict survival in patients who develop a biochemical recurrence of the disease during hormonal therapy. If this result is confirmed, PET/CT with Choline could be even more useful in the follow-up of patients radically treated for prostate cancer to plan the best therapeutic approach.

NCT ID: NCT06168864 Completed - Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Development of Artificial Intelligence Models for Segmentation and Characterization of Prostate Cancer: a Single-center Retrospective Observational Study.

Start date: January 6, 2020
Study type: Observational

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the male population. This pathology represents an oncological and public health problem especially in developed countries, due to a greater presence of elderly men in the population. Medical imaging plays a central role in the staging and restaging of prostate disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are among the methods commonly used in normal clinical practice for the characterization of prostate cancer. To date, the study of these images is limited to a qualitative visual analysis, however there is increasing evidence relating to the usefulness of introducing a quantitative (or semi-quantitative) analysis of biomedical images. The current increase in available imaging data, and their quality, allows the application of artificial intelligence methods also in the medical field for the automation of tasks (e.g. automatic segmentation) and classification (e.g. tumor aggressiveness). The extraction of quantitative data, and more generally the study of tumor lesions, requires manual segmentation by one or more doctors. This process requires very long times as each image must be processed individually; furthermore, the result also depends on the level of experience of the doctor carrying out the segmentation and this could create a source of heterogeneity, affecting the reproducibility of the segmentation. AI-based automatic segmentation methods can be applied to medical images for the localization of tumor lesions, thus exceeding the limits of manual segmentation.